80%-90% beef can be made much healthier without altering the taste in this recipe.
- While you're browning the ground beef, heat about 4 cups of water until it begins to simmer.
- Drain most of the fat from the browned meat by tipping it into a sturdy heat-resistant bowl.
- Place beef in a mesh strainer or colander and pour the very hot water over the beef to rinse off the fat, collecting the waste water in a bowl under the colander.
- Chill the bowl of waste water. Remove the resulting fat layer, wrap in newspaper and discard in trash. The remaining water can be poured down the drain.
Never pour fat, oil, or grease down your drain. It can clog your pipes and cause the sewer lines to back up.